Stem Cell Banking: Current Trends, Benefits, Emerging Issues and Challenges

Stem Cell Banking: Current Trends, Benefits, Emerging Issues and Challenges

Recent scientific advancements have made stem cell therapy an emerging and promising area of research. The establishment of stem cell banks around the globe has been growing rapidly, aimed at preserving the characteristics of the cells, preventing contamination, and...
Would Biobanking be Efficacious to Revolutionize the Medical World?

Would Biobanking be Efficacious to Revolutionize the Medical World?

We live in a world that is being transformed by the scientific revolution. Traditionally, biobank was a term used to describe a biorepository for biological tissues. Today, biobanks are used in a much broader context and are used to...
The Impact of Preanalytical Procedures on Biospecimen Quality

The Impact of Preanalytical Procedures on Biospecimen Quality

Successful research depends on high-quality biospecimens. Many researchers rely on biobanks to supply fit-for-purpose samples to support their clinical, translational, and biomedical studies. Biobanks and biorepositories play a critical role in modern genomics research by providing scientists with high-quality...
Creating an Optimal Ultra-cold Storage Environment

Creating an Optimal Ultra-Cold Storage Environment

In recent years, several beneficial cell samples and microbial strains have been discovered, engineered, and studied. As a result of these scientific discoveries and other technological breakthroughs, communities all around the world now benefit from a variety of biological...
Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human Diseases

Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human...

The term "biobank" refers to an organized collection of biological samples stored at low temperatures, donated by groups of people. Along with the information regarding donors, this tool serves as an invaluable and remarkable resource for research on genetic...
Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Over the past two decades, there has been an increased need for collecting, curating, storing, and distributing biological specimens to gain specific information into the genetic makeup of diseases . This has sparked the demand for biobanking. Genetic and biomedical...
A No is Always a Yes as well - Important for Successful Biobanking

A No is Always a Yes as well – Important for Successful Biobanking

Welcome back to my column. I look forward to your questions and comments at daniel@biobanking.com. Today it's about saying no to become successful. Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, is said to have once said: "The difference...

Virtual Biobanking Trends and Challenges in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

In the last three decades, biobanks have evolved significantly all over the globe and recognized as an increasingly important source of data for medical research since the late 1990s. Having developed from freezer farms to rich data repositories, biobanks...
Are You Just Seeking Approval Digging Deep into Biobanking Ethics

Are You Just Seeking Approval: Digging Deep into Biobanking Ethics

This is going to be a bit deep, but bear with me... Biobankers are interested in ethics. To manage our tissue collections we need either approval by an ‘Ethics Board’ or we operate as part of a regulatory system used...
Artificial Intelligence: The New Age of Biobanking

Artificial Intelligence: The New Age of Biobanking and Medical Research

Artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly but surely transforming the practice of medicine. Advancements in digital data collection, computing infrastructure, and machine learning have allowed artificial intelligence applications to spread into previously untapped domains. Today, the revolution in biobanks, biorepositories,...

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